Thursday, September 13, 2012

My 100,000 Yard Sale Find...Final Results

It is always cool to come across a big find in the hobby, sometimes it is a high valued card going for cents, or hundreds of thousands of cards for a hundred dollars.  I was instructed by my wife to go to a local friends yard sale this week because of looking at baby clothes.  I got there and was looking through clothes when I looked inside the garage and seen a recognizable sight of 5,000 count boxes. Nothing from the sale was inside the garage so the cards weren't marked for sale.  I asked the lady if they were for sale and she said that she was asking her husband to get rid of them.  She called her husband at work and he said he would take $200, but I was able to talk him down to $100.  It was kind of like bidding on a storage locker, you don't really know what is inside the boxes.

I spent the last few nights going through the boxes, breaking down what I needed and what I was going to donate.  If there is anyone that is in need of any common-semi star cards from 1986-1993 please let me know I can send some to you!

Yard Sale Collection Break-Down

2 - 1950s
15 - 1960s
23 - 1970s
1,200 +/-  1980-1984
Rest of the boxes baseball, hockey, football, basketball 1985-1993
Every Beckett Baseball Magazine from 1985-1994 (I love reading the old articles!)

Individual Card Highlights

Pre 1985 No Key Rookies, mostly common to semi-star cards
12 - 1986 Topps Traded Barry Bonds XRC
49 - 1987 Topps Barry Bonds Rookie
25 - 1987 Topps Barry Larkin Rookie
12 - 1987 Topps Will Clark Rookie
3 - 1987 Topps Mark McGwire Rookie
9 - 1987 Topps Rafael Palmario Rookie
2 - 1987 Fleer Barry Larkin Rookie
13 - 1988 Score Tom Glavine Rookie
22 - 1988 Donruss Tom Glavine Rookie
6 - 1988 Topps Tom Glavine Rookie
34 - 1989 Donruss Craig Biggio Rookie
6 - 1989 Donruss Randy Johnson Rookie
11 - 1989 Score Randy Johnson Rookie
2 - 1990 Topps Frank Thomas Rookie
5 - 1990 Topps Sammy Sosa Rookie
13 - 1991 Score Chipper Jones Rookie
2 - 1991-92 Upper Deck Domink Hasik Rookie
1 - 1991 Ultra Emmit Smith Rookie
1 - 1991 Minor League Issued Jim Thome
1 - 1991 Minor League Issued Chipper Jones
1 - 1993 Score Derek Jeter Rookie

Those above are mostly the rookie cards that have the most value.  There are about 1,000 odd ball cards and sets to include a really cool set 1977 Galasso Glossy Card Set.  (Mantle Card Below)

Another set is the 1982 Topps Reds Coke Set.

Though most of the cards are during the junk wax era, there was a very large amount of hall of fame caliber rookies and even though I'll donate about 80% of the cards, I feel I still made a good buy with the cards I am keeping for our families collection and for future trades. 

I will begin boxing up the cards for various donations to be made in the coming weeks, so for some reason you need any common or semi cards from the following sets please email me names/numbers.

Topps - 1986-1993
O Pee Chee - 1992
Donruss - 1988-1992
Score - 1988-1993
Upper Deck - 1990-1993
Fleer - 1988-1993


No negative comments please, this blog is for fun and not intended as a business...just a collector giving some views.